Small Business Saturday 2018


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Small Business Saturday



Saturday, November 24th

The West Seattle Junction merchants who serves local customers, is proud to support Small Business Saturday this Nov 24.

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses, from the corner store to your favorite diner — because it’s unique small businesses, like the kind you find in the West Seattle Junction, that help local communities stay vibrant.

Shopping during Small Business Saturday is a great way to show the community you care about small businesses.

We all have favorite small businesses we love in the Junction! Show your support by shopping small and checking out the great deals, sales, discounts and offers. Shop the specials!

Here’s what you can do to support the Junction businesses:
• Spread the word about shopping at the small businesses you love. Encourage your friends and family to #ShopSmall too.
• Make sure to visit the small businesses in the Junction on Nov 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

So make it a date, invite your friends and visit the Junction this Nov 24. #ShopSmall to make a big impact in your community.

Join the West Seattle Junction Small Business Saturday Facebook invite here.

ArtsWest – Get a 4-Play Subscription for only $105 (normally $120) with the code BIGTHX! Good through Monday at midnight.

CAPERS Home – Celebrating all the folks that keep small business strong. Offering in-store specials on Small Business Saturday and a $5 gift card for every $50 purchased to be redeemed in December 2018.

Carmilia’s – Join us for Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Shop Small Sunday for 15% off apparel and an amazing Vintage Popup. This stuff is NO JOKE, don’t miss out!

City Mouse – Deals on lots of clothing and shoes plus 20% off across the entire store.

Cupcake Royale – Shop local at Seattle’s original cupcake bakery and get 25% off all merchandise! In stores only.

 Curious Kidstuff – Purchase (pre-tax) $200.00+ you can pick one of these Ninjago backpacks or lunch tote! Whoo Hoo! 🙌💵🙌 It’s like getting a bonus present 🎁 😆

The Escape Artist -10% off in-store gift cards bought on Small Business Saturday!

Easy Street Records – Exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday Releases! Kinski In-Store Performance 7 PM – Free & All Ages!

Emerald Water Anglers – 1. For every $100 spent, you get a $20 gift card back! (to be used on a separate purchase) 2. Buy any Spey Setup and get a FREE 1 Hour Spey Casting Lesson

3. All fiberglass rods – 40% off!  4. All sale is 50% off! (final sale)

Fleurt – Raffling a potted Holiday planter and:
– Purchase of $100 or more we are giving away customers choice of a plant or maple syrup.
– Purchase of $150 or more we are giving away a candle.

We will have lucky door prizes and snacks, plus all customers will receive a free rose. Store hours for Saturday are 9:30am to 6pm.

Funky Jane’s Consignment is 40% off holiday clothing and jewelry Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday 25% off coats.

Hotwire Coffee –  Buy a Hotwire tote bag & a pound of coffee for $35.

Jan’s Beauty Supply – 20% off one item per customer, includes appliances and jewelry.

Lika Love – will be opening Black Friday from 10 am – 8 pm. They will be offering door busters, $28, $38 and $48 items!! Shop small Saturday at Lika Love too, they are giving a gift to the first 10 people and cyber Monday they are doing a flash sale!! ❤️❤️

John L. Scott (Miki Dodge) – Hosting a Small Business Saturday event at John L Scott for friends, families & clients. In support of West Seattle Junction business Miki will be purchasing several gift cards to small businesses and giving them away as prizes at the event.


Pegasus Book Exchange – Offering a free bargain book ($3 value) with ANY purchase and will be giving out cookies.

School of Rock West Seattle – 33 1/3% off 2019 summer camps. Online Promo code CYBERWEEK18

Skin Care by Casey – Holiday special all appointments scheduled with Emma, 25% off! Valid through 12/31.

Sleepers in Seattle – Almost every sleeper in the store is on sale!

Sound & Fog  – Offering a Holiday Wine 6 packs for $99 for Small Biz Saturday and featuring pour-overs from Sweden.

Stop N’ Shop – 25 % off almost everything in the store. Exception: Items with ‘not included’ in any sale tags.

Talaricos – Purchase a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card. $50 receive $10 and $100 receive $20.

Thunder Road Guitars – will be celebrating 7 years in business the weekend of Black Friday / Small Business Saturday and will be offering the following:

– Up to 15% Off Select Guitars & Amplifiers
– 15% Off All Pedals
– Fuzz Pedal Giveaway


Virago Gallery – Palo santo bundle with purchase over $150. We’ll be open at 9:30 to 6pm. All of the creators in the November show are independent artists, and Virago Gallery is a woman-owned-and-operated small business. It’s no coincidence that this show opens on November 23rd, Black Friday: we ask you to consider supporting artists and small businesses by buying holiday gifts locally this year. You can make a big impact by buying local and indie–and this is a great place to start.

Wallflower Custom Framing – Kick off the holiday framing season with 10% off new custom framing orders!

West Seattle Verizon – Black Friday Only $400 iPhone X
. Black Friday only $400 off Samsung S9,S9+ and Note9. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
. Saturday and Sunday these discounts drop to $200 off
Come into the store for additional black Friday and Small Business Saturday weekend deals!!!

Wild Rose’s – 40% OFF select items.


















Harvest Fest 2018 Map and Booth Events

Sunday, October 28th

10 am – 2 pm

ArtsWest Coloring contest!
Be Smart for Kids We have kids coloring sheets and “Smarties” candy. The coloring sheets have superheroes on them, & say that superheroes keep people safe (along with the Be SMART website.)
Child Evangelism Fellowship We willing again be making TeaLight Lanterns out of school milk cartons, and decorating them w/ leaves, jewels, glitter glue, etc. They have an Autumn look to them. This is such an ongoing hit with kids and families!  We will also do our Pumpkin Toss Game! Throwing orange waffle balls into the top of pumpkins. Prizes for participating! We always have a steady flow of children!
DeSautel Chiropractic TBD!
Dream Dinners Pumpkin place mat to color
Emerald Water Anglers Fly casting for kids with practice rods.
Endolyne Children’s Choir We will have a musical beanbag toss – hit the notes with the beanbag, then hear the music.  (Featuring the minor scale for a spooky Halloween sound!)  We’ll also be offering music-themed coloring sheets and crayons.
FIT4MOM West Seattle Bean bag pumpkin toss Making ghosts with tissue paper and lollipops
Full Circle We will provide coloring pages and crayons for the kids to color on!  We will also provide information regarding our organic produce delivery service.
Holy Rosary School Giant Plinko game, we usually run a craft/STEM activity as well.  Marshmallows and toothpicks; and decorate hand turkeys.
Lil’Bug Studio The kids will create a jack o lantern on a foam pumpkin shape with stickers.
Mode Music Studios We’ll be able to provide our Tiny Modes demonstration (musical instruments and Caspar Babypants music played at a reasonable volume) and we’ll have a wheel to spin for prize (kazoos and finger puppets and gift certificates) for the older kiddos.
OUTER SPACE Seattle Moon sand play area for kids to play with. This will be a few sensory tables filled with moon sand and toys. This is a sensory friendly, tactile, hands-on activity for kid.
Pagliacci Pizza Pizza tossing booth – Learn to toss pizza from the pros at Pagliacci! This is a fun, family-friendly activity for kids and adults of all ages. Learn to toss, or get creative with the dough!
PCC Trail Mix
Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que Paint the piggies 🙂
Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle Coloring activity with coloring book copies and options for coloring: Pencils and markers.
School of Rock Button making booth and be giving out free short guitar lessons.
Seattle Police Department Halloween and police related
Snip-it’s Haircuts for Kids Temporary hair color for kids and we have a giant connect 4 game.
Southwest Lacrosse Club One tent will have a table with information on lacrosse, the club, our teams, registration info, etc.  The other tent will have a tarp down the back side with a duct-taped “goal”, where kids will be able to take a lacrosse stick and shoot a beanbag or “dead” ball (to avoid the chaos of bouncing lacrosse balls on errant shots) at the goal.
The Healing Tree It will either be a beading of Halloween Necklaces or a guessing game where kids will guess how many pounds a giant pumpkin weighs.
The Little Gym of West Seattle Obstacle Course if weather permits.
Verity Credit Union Costume Contest
West City Rope Ninjas The West City Rope Ninjas coached by Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks would like to run jump rope demonstrations and learn-to-jump activities, as they did last year! We will need some flat space by our table/tent to matk off for jumpers and participants. Where we were located last year seemed to work well!
West Seattle Christian Church Photo backdrops and props, along with a photo frame-making station.
West Seattle Eagles Fishing booth for kids
West Seattle Junction Cornhole
West Seattle Performing Arts  Photo cut out of a dancer that you can put your  head through for photos and a cut out station for coloring of a ballerina and hip hop dancer. Music also will be played via bluetooth.
WestSide Baby TBD
Westside Collaborative Law Hula hoop contest. Everyone who tries to hula hoop will get a piece of candy. Larger prizes will be given for anyone who can hula hoop continuously without stopping or dropping the hoop below their knees for 3 minutes, 12 minutes, and then a grand prize for anyone who can hoop for 33 minutes without stopping. Prizes will be toys or candy. Contestants will be timed with a counter on a laptop computer screen that everyone can see. The countdown will start at 00 seconds and the timer will continue until the hoop drops below the contestant’s knees.
Westside School TBD

Join in the autumn fun with Harvest Fest in the West Seattle Junction!  See the full schedule of events here.

Merchant Holiday Garlands

It’s Time to Order Your Garland!

If you would prefer to print and mail the form along with a check, just click on the Holiday Garland Order Form.

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Junction Garlands

Harvest Festival 2018

Harvest Fest 2018

Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest!

Harvest Fest – Sunday, October 28th – 10am to 2pm

Quickly becoming a West Seattle beloved fall event, Harvest Fest will once again bring out the costumed (kids, adults and pets!), the daring (chili cook-off) and musical (parade) and the thirsty (root beer garden) as the West Seattle Junction closes down California Ave for a fantastic fall festival.

Join the Facebook Invitation hereJoin the Facebook Chili Cook-Off Invitation here!

Harvest Festival West Seattle Junction

Check out the festival fun:

GAMES, CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES 10 am – 2pm Games and arts activities brought to you many merchants, nonprofits and community groups all along California Ave from SW Alaska St to Edmunds. Click here to see the festival map and list of activities!

ROOT BEER GARDEN 10 am – 2 pm Yes, it’s true – we’ve got a full root beer garden again this year for people of all ages. Brought to you by The Beer Junction who’ll be serving local root beer topped by a generous scoop of our hometown favorite Husky Deli vanilla ice cream. You be able to slurp up a full 16oz root beer for the low price of $3.50. Find the root beer garden on Alaska St by Easy Street Records.

APPLEPALOOZA 10 am – 2 pm Brought to you by the West Seattle Farmers Market. Taste and vote for your favorite apples.

HARVEST FARMERS MARKET 10 am – 2pm Enjoy the bounty of the season at the usual Sunday Farmers Market location between SW Oregon and SW Alaska on California Ave.

CHILI COOK-OFF 10 am – 1pm See local restaurants go head-to-head at the chili cook-off (located by Key Bank at the all-walk). $10 buys you nine tastings – let your taste buds vote for the favorite! All proceeds goes to the West Seattle Food Bank.  Check out the cook-off and buy yourself some chili. See the champion crowned at 1:30 pm. This years competitors are:

Elliott Bay Brewing
Husky Deli
Easy Street Café
The Westy
Duos Catering
Pecos Pit
Girls Gone BBQ
The Bridge


COSTUME PARADE 11:30 am Meet in Junction Plaza Park (SW Alaska and 42nd Ave) for the costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band and Kawanis motorcyclists. Stop by before the start of the parade for a homemade musical instrument activity.

TRICK OR TREAT 12 NOON See what treats the Junction merchants and booths have for little hands. Also stop by the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk for treats!

NEW! KIDS PUMPKIN PIE EATING CONTEST (Ages 8-13) 1:30 pm Presented by A la Mode Pies. Sign up at A la Mode Pies for the contest, tons of prizes for first, second and third place. Pie eating contest will be held at the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk intersection of California Ave SW and SW Alaska St.

Our Sunday farmers market will take to the streets bringing the fall harvest and more.

We are also looking for volunteers work to help us produce Harvest Festival. With our growing number of community folks helping out in the Junction, this is a perfect opportunity to get to know more people and be a part of a neighborhood favorite festival. Please sign up here!  It feels good to help make something awesome for our community.

Thanks to the Harvest Fest sponsors:





Junction Commercial Block Watch

Thank you so much for your interest in the Seattle Police Department’s Business Watch in the Alaska Junction!

Our official launch event was Thursday, September 27th, 2018. Video shot and edited by Jaroslaw Media.

2020 Meetings: Wednesday, February 19th, 5 PM John L. Scott

 Wednesday, September 16th, 5 PM. Location TBD.

January 16th, 2019 Block Watch Meeting hosted at The Whittaker – video shot and edited by Jaroslaw Media.

Going into Summer, this video updates business owners’ key issues. Plus Jennifer from SPD gives valuable tips on combating graffiti, how to protect windows from vandalism and what to do when faced with a person in crisis.

Next Commercial Block Watch Meeting: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 5 PM. Place TBD

Request to Watch is a formal request to the Patrol Officers that work a particular area to show presence around a particular area, at a specific time. The requests are read in the roll-calls by the supervisors. These requests can be submitted by stopping by the SW Precinct, or by calling the SW Precinct front desk at 206-733-9800. Please note- these do not guarantee a certain amount of presence or premise checks, it is just simply a request.

Commercial Block Watch Meeting notes Jan 16 2019

Commercial Block Watch Meeting notes Sept 27 2018

Feb 20th Block Watch Meeting 2020

SEE SOMETHING Employee Flyer

Trespass Program

Report a crime online 

Direct Link to the Trespass Page

Email the Southwest Precinct Trespass Program 

Download a Trespass Sign

KnowYourMoney PDF – How to spot a fake bill

Crime Dashboard Seattle Police

Order your RING security camera – $40 discount. (Let the Junction know before ordering!)

Public Safety Numbers

Officer Map

Suspicious Behavior

Crisis Connection

Seattle Animal Control Abuse and Neglect 

Community Service Officer Program Announcement 0419

SLACK for iPhone

SLACK for Adroid

If you’re a Junction merchant, you can register at any time for the Commercial Block Watch

Thank you to Mark Jaroslaw at Jaroslaw Media for shooting the pilot video and the interviews.

Junction Block Watch in the News:

SDOT Blotter

West Seattle Blog

KOMO 4 news report   

KING 5 news report

Q13 news report

WS Junction Association Launching New Pilot Commercial Block Watch Program from West Seattle Junction on Vimeo.

The West Seattle Junction Communication Block Watch is a communication network and interactive way to effectively and quickly contact other business owners or business managers in the Junction when a crime occurs. You have a deeper piece of mind knowing there are people who are actively involved watching over your business and reporting suspicious activity to you.

We have round table quarterly meetings that puts you in front of the Seattle Police Department key officers. Members receive updates about crime in the area. You’ll have a chance to discuss what you’re observing and listen to other business owners.

Window decals show your commitment to improving safety and are a deterrent to potential criminals. On the horizon, a camera network will be developed that will consist of a list of businesses who have active cameras.

A few of the benefits to joining include:

  • Safety/Security Assessments from the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
    Communication network with other businesses in the area
    Quarterly meetings with other businesses that are a part of the network
    Window decals from the Seattle Police Department that advertises your participation in the network
    Additional eyes on your business (nearly 24 hours a day!)
    Assessments typically last about our hour and include an evaluation of your potential risk spots, suggestions for improving security, a discussion of current crime trends in the area, a packet of helpful informational handouts and of course, time for questions.

In addition, the Junction has Business Watch Program street signs advertising we are fully committed to a safe and crime-free business district.

Sign up now to show your commitment to a safe district and to protect and decrease crime in your business.

Theft footage Curious Kidstuff February 18th, 2019

Theft footage Pharmaca February 25th, 2019

Theft footage Click! March 3rd, 2019

KIRO 7 News Kids Stealing in Ballard March 5th, 2019

KIRO 7 News Updated Story with Curious Kids footage March 7th, 2019

Theft footage from Click! February, 2019

Belligerent woman at Pharmaca 

Theft footage from Pharmaca March 19, 2019

Theft Crossfit Loft February 19th, 2020

Be a Part of the West Seattle Live Like a Local and Savings Guide

West Seattle is growing quickly. Every month, over 400 people move to West Seattle, and the Junction making it the third fastest-growing neighborhood in Seattle.

Despite this, our 2017 report found that many businesses have not seen an increase in their business traffic commensurate with the population growth in West Seattle. Many business owners worry that this trend will only continue, with one business owner saying, “That’s my greatest fear, that West Seattle will become a bedroom community for downtown.”

In addition, many people interviewed for the report said they felt that the community was bifurcating, with older, more established residents having a strong sense of community, but new residents and business owners missing out on that sense of community. “People are lonely,” said a local neighbor, “they need friends.”

This 2018 grant cycle through the Office of Economic Development is for a pilot program to see if a concentrated marketing effort is effective. Specific sales and coupons will be trackable and measurable. Once we find what works (or what doesn’t work) in this program, we can potentially replicate it as an ongoing yearly project. By proving its efficacy, we will make it a clear solution for small businesses to support in order to get affordable, effective marketing.

Goal: Develop a marketing campaign to integrate new residents into the West Seattle community.

Introduce new residents to West Seattle businesses

Develop cohesive image that can used across the West Seattle neighborhoods – DONE!

Order a Canvas High-Quality West Seattle Swag Bag – DONE!

Develop relationships with property managers and realtors – DONE!

Collect coupons/flyers/punch cards/etc. for local businesses – SEE BELOW!


The West Seattle Swag Bag has been designed and has been completed. We have neighborhood buttons that will be distributed to the different neighborhood residents can collect. This will move people between the retail districts creating excitement and a sense of community spirit.

We’re at a point in the project where it’s time for you to join us! The cost to insert a coupon in the savings guide that will be hand delivered to over 800 incoming residents is only $35.00 (discounted to $20.00 if you’re a WS Chamber Member or Junction Merchant).

You can also opt to include your company swag in the high-quality canvas swag bag. Don’t have swag? That’s okay, as we’ve contracted with Zippy Dogs to help you choose- plus they will give a 15% discount WOOF!  See their suggestions here.

The Savings Guide Form is now CLOSED. Questions can be directed to Lynn Dennis WS Chamber, or Lora Radford WS Junction.


How many Swag bags are being created in this Pilot Program?

When does the Swag need to be delivered to the WS Chamber or Junction office
November 1, 2018

Is there a limit on branded Swag items promoting my business?
Yes. Only 1 branded Swag item per business.

Are brochures accepted?
One of our goals for the swag bag was to not include brochures because research shows people tend to throw them away quickly when given in a NEW Resident Swag Bag. We find that people tend to hang on to the Savings Guide for future purchases. With this in mind, we have the coupon – which is a template with your logo and your promo.

To keep the price of the coupon extremely reasonable, we create this coupon to promote your business from the information you give us:

Coupon Notes: Your logo or promo picture must be pdf or jpg sized for 600 px x 450 px (or 2”W x 1.5”H). Each coupon will be 2 color – black & white

To get the most out of this Swag Bag, what should I do?
Provide 800 items of branded swag and a coupon in the Savings Book.
TELL all of the businesses in West Seattle about this opportunity. The more businesses participating makes the Savings Guide more valuable.

I do not have swag and I do not want to be in the Savings Guide. Is there another option? YES
Our goal is to increase the new resident awareness of businesses in West Seattle. We realize that not everyone is going to want to purchase a $20 (WSCC member rate) coupon and not everyone has branded swag. With that in mind, we are creating an awareness page with just the name of the business listed.

When will Swag bags be stuffed?
November 15, 2018 12 Noon at the Senior Center (lunch provided)– anyone can join this party.

When will Swag bags go out for distribution?
November 15, 2018 bags will be delivered to property managers, realtors and community leaders to be distributed to NEW residents. This results in Swag Bags being delivered throughout Nov, Dec and possibly Jan (until they run out of Swag bags).

I do not have swag and I do not want to be in the Savings Guide. Is there another option? YES
Our goal is to increase the new resident awareness of businesses in West Seattle. We realize that not everyone is going to want to purchase a $20 (WSCC member rate) coupon and not everyone has branded swag. With that in mind, we are creating an awareness page with just the name of the business listed.

This project is funded through the Seattle Department of Economic Development. In partnership with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Graphics by Prentice Design.

SOL Fundraising It’s a Win-Win

Want to join the Junction helping to raise funds to save our community parking lots? You can!

The Junction offers a complete fundraising kit for community groups or businesses who would like to save community parking. The kit includes:

2.5′ x 6′ banner for onsite advertising

4″ x 6″ postcards

11″ x 17″ posters and 12″ x 18″ yard sign outside of your business showing your support

Table toppers and beer taps if you’re selling the SOL Junction Pale

Plus you’ll receive social media and marking support through the Junction’s active Facebook, Instagram and  Twitter followers (over 13,000 fans – combined).

Your fundraiser will also have a dedicated newsletter blast sent to the 8,000 subscribers.

More about the community parking lots:

Community attachment is an emotional connection to a place that transcends satisfaction, loyalty, and even passion. A community’s most attached residents have strong pride in it, a positive outlook on the community’s future, and a sense that it is the perfect place for them. Factors with the strongest links to community attachment include places for people to meet.

The parking lots meet the needs of our neighborhoods by providing accessible free locations our community (young families and seniors alike) can depend upon. In addition, our major lot housing 96 parking spaces is located adjacent to the Senior Center of West Seattle. This valuable placement allows for seniors to engage with and depend upon vital services necessary for good health (both mental and physical).

The Junction parking lots promotes neighborhood well-being, a place for community members to park, and because the lots are free, a vital asset to citizens who cannot afford parking fees. To remove the ability for our neighbors to park in the Junction would be devastating to young families, seniors and our under-served population.

The BIA strongly believes in the community benefit provided through these parking lots. We believe the West Seattle Junction is the core of West Seattle where neighbors come together to meet and hold events that promote community openness and diversity. These 228 spaces help make this possible.

With the ongoing fundraising that will off-set skyrocketing property taxes, the BIA would invest more into our safe and clean programming. We would increase our city cleaning contract, and increase our internal maintenance staffing and security.

The Junction provides unique zest for the area’s identity and is the very definition of tangible community-building. Your fundraising will support how the West Seattle Junction Association impacts our neighborhood in a positive way.

To get started, call with the Junction 206-935-0904 or contact the Junction via email.

Westside Job Fair

See why people like you want to work in West Seattle. Over the bridge, West Seattle employers are offering a number of full and part time positions.

We’ve put the best of the best together to bring a Westside job fair like none other. It’s like family. Flexible schedules too, plus we’re just really nice people. Every business at the Westside Job Fair will be interviewing on the spot. You’ll sit down with either the business owner or hiring manager. Some hire on the spot, so be prepared to accept an immediate offer!

Fast-paced restaurants, award winning coffee shops, and heady bready bakers are all hiring. Got a musical background? We’ve got music schools. Love to be around the beauty of all the things, then retail would be your vibe. Oh, and office and banking jobs too.

We’ve put the best of the best together to bring a Westside job fair like none other. It’s like family. Flexible schedules too, plus we’re just really nice people.

Check back often as we’re adding employers every day:

Verity Credit Union – • Part-Time Teller – Ballard Branch, • Full-Time Float Teller – Seattle Branches (includes West Seattle!), • Full-Time Float Teller – South Region Branches (includes West Seattle!), • Commercial Loan Processor – Northgate Headquarters
Care at Home Washington – CNAs, Nurse’s Aide, Caregivers
Terry Gangon State Farm – Customer Service and Account Representative
West 5 – Lead Line Cook, Prep Cook and Dishwasher
Capers – Sales Associate, Social Media Manager, Seasonal
Click! Design that Fits – Sales Associate
Daystar Retirement Village – Dining Room Supervisor, Life Enrichment Assistant, Sales and Marketing Assistant, Servers in dining room
Dream Dinners, West Seattle – Guest Services Associate,  Operation Services Associate
Keller Williams
Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle – CNAs, Nurse’s Aide, Caregivers
VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant – Experienced
Providence Mount St. Vincent  – 24 positions from Administrative Assistant, RN, to Dietary Aid
a la Mode Pie – Baker and Counter Person
City Mouse Studio – Sales Associate
Bakery Nouveau  – Customer Service, Dessert Team/Production and Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep
Junction True Value – Plumbing Department Sales Manager, Paint Department Sales Manager, Cashier
Gary Merlino Construction Quality Control, Diesel Mechanic, Dispatcher
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Financial Services Representative, Sr Financial Services Representative, Assistant Branch Manager
Metropolitan Market – Payroll Specialist, Customer Service Manager (Front End)
The Grove West Seattle Inn – Night Audit, Front Desk, Breakfast Bar, Housekeeping
West Seattle Fauntleroy YMCA Hiring FT and PT positions in afterschool care, administrative support, customer service, childcare, swim instructors, youth sports coaches (soccer and basketball), swim team coaches.
West Seattle Electric and Solar – Journeyman Residential Electrician and experienced apprentice
School of Rock West Seattle – Vocal Instructor, Keyboard Instructor, Drum Instructor
ZippyDogs – Account Coordinator – Full Time
Alki Lumber – Lumber Yard Associate, Retail Sales person, Full Time Controller
Copper Coin – Lead Line Cook, Line Cook
Nurturing Expressions  – Sales Associate
The Alley – Be’s Kitchen – Bartender, Cook
Discovery Shop American Cancer Society – Retail

Community and Business Support Partners:

Commute Seattle – Commute Seattle is a nonprofit Transportation Management Association providing free services to businesses looking to support alternative modes of commuting for their employers. Commute Seattle provides free technical assistance and consultations to businesses to help improve the access and affordability of transit, and to keep Seattle moving for all.

Westside Job Fair
Tuesday, September 18th
10am – 1pm
4752 California Ave SW (at the Great American Diner & Bar)


Bring your resume too, as we’re all interviewing on the spot.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free 3 hour parking in our parking lots located on 42nd and 44th Ave. You can also take the C Line, 50 and 21 bus to the stop on Alaska St. The job fair is 2 blocks south.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring copies of your resume as we will be conducting interviews at the job fair.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the West Seattle Junction Association by email or 206-935-0904. Or, West Seattle Chamber of commerce 206-932-5685.

The Westside Job Fair is produced in conjunction with WorkSource.  WorkSource Seattle-King County is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay 711. See all of the King County Work Source resources here.


Are you a member of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce or a Junction Merchant? The registration for businesses is now closed, but please email the West Seattle Junction or West Seattle Chamber to be placed on the wait list.


West Seattle Junction Mural Restoration Fundraiser

It’s time West Seattle, time to restore our murals.

January 2020 – Announcing a collaboration between the historic mural project and Beautify Earth. Beautify is unlocking the economic benefits of public art for businesses & cities, starting with the world’s first platform to create, manage and monetize street art. Putting an end to blighted walls and fixtures by empowering artists, encouraging social responsibility, and instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities/streets. We also provide education programs designed to inspire and provide a framework for undiscovered talent to flourish. The art projects attract new businesses and improve the likelihood of community investment. The mural project is excited to inspire more artists, more murals and open up the story and conversation about history and public arts.


Longtime West Seattleites may look at the murals as treasures that illuminate our past. Newcomers may wonder how they came to be. But no matter how long you have lived here, you likely have noticed the increasing deterioration and attrition of the Murals of West Seattle.

In the decades since the 11 Murals of West Seattle were created, these unique pieces of artwork have brought to life the rich history of much of the Duwamish peninsula. The murals provide unique zest for the area’s identity and are the very definition of tangible community-building.

West Seattle Mural Project

While the murals still provide inspiration, on the whole, they are not in great shape. One severely deteriorated mural was abruptly removed when the owner of the property on which is stood deemed it an eyesore. Extensive graffiti tagging has taken place on three other murals in recent years.

Shadowing these owner decisions and instances of vandalism are the pall cast by the ravages of the elements. Sun, wind, and rain, along with the growth of nearby vegetation, have conspired to reduce even the most vivid of the murals to mere echoes of their former beauty.

Mosquito Fleet was restored in 2018. This mural restoration is funded in part by a West Seattle Garden Tour generous $5,000 grant.

The Murals of West Seattle project was led by longtime local business leader Earl Cruzen in 1989-1993.

Earl was a persuasive pied piper in the West Seattle business community, drumming up bare walls, funds from generous building owners and the key ingredient of enthusiasm to bring the project to fruition. Part of the excitement was the ability for everyone to watch the murals come to life and to interact with the visiting muralists as they did their summertime work day after day.

West Seattle Junction MuralsThe result was 11 unique art pieces, and for more than a quarter-century, the murals have brought to life the rich history of much of the Duwamish peninsula – the very definition of tangible community-building.

Adah Cruzen West Seattle Junction
In 2018 we have received a generous gift from Adah Cruzen, the widow of Earl. The funds will serve as a match for community fundraising. Together we can not only restore the murals to their former vibrant glory but replace the mural that was removed in 2016.

We’ve already renovated the Morgan Street Market Mural, but we have a long way to go. Our hope to also have funds to keep the murals free of graffiti, but to also begin a foundation fund for the vision of future murals in West Seattle. We hope you can help us!

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE: Between January 1st and March 15th we’re challenging 100 people to donate $25 (or more!) to help restore the murals. Each person will receive a limited edition mural keychain!

Mural #1: West Seattle Ferries by Bill Garnet 4707 CALIFORNIA AVE SW (Restored August, 2019)

Mural #2: The Junction by Eric Grohe 4747 CALIFORNIA AVE SW (renovation includes washing and graffiti coating)

Mural #3: Midnight Call by Don Barrie (removed in 2016) 4713 44TH AVE SW (complete rebuild currently in the design process with the original artist)

Mural #4: Mosquito Boat Landing by Susan Tooke 4554 CALIFORNIA AVE SW (Restored November 2018)

Mural #5: The First Duwamish Bridge by Robert Dafford 4740 44TH AVE SW (complete renovation)

Mural #6: Morgan Street Market by Bruce Rickett 6501 CALIFORNIA AVE SW 98136 (Restored July 2018)

Mural #7: Alki in the Twenties by Bruce Rickett (re-created in 2016) 4755 FAUNTLEROY WAY SW (renovation complete parking garage Whittaker Apartments)

Mural #8: Tuesday Bank Day by Alan Wylie 4501 CALIFORNIA AVE SW (renovations includes color wash, washing and graffiti coating currently in renovation process with the original artist)

Mural #9: The Hi Yu Parade by Lanny Little 4412 CALIFORNIA AVE SW (renovation includes washing and graffiti coating)

Mural #10: The Old Mud Hole by Mike Svob 4520 44TH AVE SW (complete renovation) graffiti removed May 2020. 

Mural #11: Press Day by Alan Wylie 4727 44TH AVE SW (currently being restored as of August, 2019)

Future Murals – 2019 and beyond.

You can choose to pay via check made payable to the West Seattle Junction Association:

4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A

Seattle WA 98116

or securely via the donate button.

Want to create your own Mural fundraiser? You can! Just click on the Join the Team button.

You may also donate stocks by completing the Donation of Securities WSJA form.

Donations of $500 and above will be recognized on plaques that will be secured next to each mural.

Current donations by cash, check or stock donation:

West Seattle Garden Tour $5,000

Sarah H. and Kathleen J. $5,000

Morgan Community Association and Admiral Neighborhood Association $5,000

Morgan Community Association $1,000

Ivy Court Apartments $1,000

Pegasus Books $200

West Seattle Outdoor Movies cash donations $120

Lyle E. $50

Corliss G. $50

Stephanie & Ralph W. $25

The Junction is a registered 501(c)(3) your donation is tax deductible EIN #91-1403639.

Video and mural pictures by This Is It Video Production and Services 

Earl Cruzen and Adah Cruzen Photo by West Seattle Blog